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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct review

An Activision screengrab shows a scene from the

An Activision screengrab shows a scene from the video game "The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct" for PC, PS3 and XBox 360. Credit: Handout

Many games feature fetch quests to break up the action; here, it's the entire story. Merle and Daryl from "The Walking Dead" TV show venture from town to town in Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, encountering stragglers who will only assist as long as you bring back something of import to them. This leads to the inevitable zombie encounters, which should provide a dose of excitement -- but instead suffocates the game in monotony.

RATING M for Mature

PLOT Merle and Daryl in a prequel to the show

DETAILS Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, $50

BOTTOM LINE Might turn fans away from the show

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